Awards for 2017

USC Scripter Award

Film

NOMINEES

Arrival: Eric Heisserer (screenwriter), Ted Chiang (author)
Adapted from the novella "Story of Your Life"

Fences: August Wilson (screenwriter, author)
For the play.

Hidden Figures: Allison Schroeder (screenwriter), Theodore Melfi (screenwriter), Margot Lee Shetterly (author)
Based on the nonfiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Lion: Luke Davies (screenwriter), Saroo Brierley (author)
Adapted from the nonfiction book "A Long Way Home" by Saroo Brierley

Moonlight: Barry Jenkins (screenwriter), Tarell Alvin McCraney (author)
Adapted from "In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue" by Tarell Alvin McCraneyz

Television

NOMINEES

Game of Thrones: David Benioff (screenwriter), D.B. Weiss (screenwriter), George R.R. Martin (author)
For the episode "Game of Thrones: The Winds of Winter (#6.10)," adapted from the fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire"

The Man in the High Castle: Frank Spotnitz (screenwriter), Erik Oleson (screenwriter), Joe Kawasaki (screenwriter), Philip K. Dick (author)
For the episode "The Man in the High Castle: Fallout (#2.10)," based on the novel by Philip K. Dick

The Night Manager: David Farr (screenwriter), John le Carré (author)
For the miniseries based on the espionage novel by John le Carré

Orange Is the New Black: Tara Herrmann (screenwriter), Jenji Kohan (screenwriter), Piper Kerman (author)
For the episode "Orange Is the New Black: Toast Can't Never Be Bread Again (#4.13)," adapted from the memoir by Piper Kerman, "Orange Is The New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison"

American Crime Story (The People v. O.J. Simpson): Scott Alexander (screenwriter), Larry Karaszewski (screenwriter), Jeffrey Toobin (author)
For the episode "American Crime Story: Manna from Heaven (#1.9)," based on the nonfiction book "The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson", by Jeffrey Toobin

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